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Available now from Entangled Publishing! 


Where the outlaws are out of this world…

US Marshall Sam Kyote has been sent to the dry old town of Coyote Bluff to recuperate from a top-secret government experiment that’s left this law man a little…well, different. But Sam’s about to find out that the town of Coyote Bluff has a whole lot of secrets. Most of which lead to Libby Mayden-the sexy, long-legged, and tight-lipped sheriff who saved his ass from an alien ambush.

The last thing Libby needs is a US Marshall poking around her town, especially one who’s hotter than the Nevada desert sun. She can’t let Sam find out most of her town are wanted outlaws. Between the aliens, the gunfighters, and a searing sexual attraction to Sam, she’s in a whole heap of trouble. And Libby’ll stride both sides of the law-and Sam-until she’s forced to choose between self-preservation…and her heart.



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“Cowboys and Aliens oh my! This book reminds me of old episodes of the Wild, Wild West. You have the government agents and high tech toys in US Marshall Sam Kyote. You have the bad girl gone good in Coyote Bluff Sherriff Libby Mayden. There are bad guys in the shape of aliens and the occasional politician. Romance and secrets. This is an all around fun read.” ~ Donna, Goodreads

“It was hugely entertaining and as usual this author kept me enthralled with her words. If you are looking for a romance with a difference then perhaps give this book a go and enjoy the ride!” ~ Marta Cox @ Goodreads

“This is the first book I read from this author and I’m really impressed. I started reading this book without any expectation and ended up liking it…” ~Andrea @ Goodreads

“I would definitely read more from this imaginative author…” ~ Tanya @Goodreads

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Whoever claimed it’s better to have loved and lost has never met Jess Palmer.

Small business owner and metalworks artist Damon Brand finally has his future in sight when his past rattles into town in a broken down car stuffed with designer clothes and sky high heels. The last time he saw Jess, he declared his undying love. In return, she stranded him by the side of the road, taking his boots, pants and the tattered remnants of his heart.

So much for the bright lights of LA. Failed actress Jessica Palmer arrives back in Cherry Lake, Montana homeless, destitute, and desperate. She’s hoping her grandfather will let her have her inheritance early so she can make a fresh start—anywhere but Cherry Lake. No deal. She has to stay for six months and get a job to prove she’s matured. Not easy in a town where she flamed all her bridges in order to flee a wild child reputation and her high school sweetheart.

With every door that’s slammed shut in her face, Jess grows more determined than ever to prove she’s changed, even if it means she must turn to her first love, Damon, for a job at his gas station. Surely 10 years is enough time for him to forgive and forget…


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“An emotionally charged story…” ~ Janine, Janine’s Cool Cats and Reviews

“The more I read of Cherry Lake the more I love it. This series is an absolute winner! This book is every bit as good as the first two and I am hanging out for more!” ~ Shelagh, Amazon

“A sweet story…”  ~ Trish S. Goodreads

“Loved this one! It’s a story filled with hope and forgiveness, doubts and insecurities, and in the end love. Great writing and characters make this one you don’t want to miss!” ~ Bette Hansen, Goodreads

“…It was wonderful to see how Jessica redeemed herself and how Damon and Jessica grew together. This is a well written book and a great addition to the Cherry Lake Secrets.” ~ Sbart61, Amazon

“A heartwarming story that might let you believe second chance at love might happen. The characters pulled me in from the first page. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and books by this author.” ~ Donna, Goodreads

It’s part of a new series called The Secrets of Cherry Lake, which is set in fictional Cherry Lake, Montana.

Prequel/Book 1: Small Town Secrets by Roxanne Snopek
Book 2: The Secret Son by Joan Kilby
Book 3: Her Secret Love by Paula Altenburg
Book 4: Her Secret Protector by Roxanne Snopek
Book 5: The Secret Bride by Jeannie Watt

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I’ll Love You Forever, Book 1 in the Broken Hearts Series  


Lovers reunited. Nobody promised love would be easy.

Singer/songwriter Danielle Jackson, a bright star in the Canadian music industry, appears to have it all—until a tragic accident takes it away. With contract obligations to fulfill and deadlines looming, she really needs the friendship and support of the one person she could always rely on.

Unfortunately, he’s also the person who’s hurt her the most.

Single dad and small town farmer Christian Hunter used to believe if you love someone you should let them go and trust they’ll return, but ten years is a long time. When Danni comes home to recover from the car crash in which her fiancé and fellow band mate was killed, he knows he should leave well enough alone. He’s done with comforting broken-hearted women. These days, he’s saving his love for his young son.

Sometimes love, however, deserves a second chance.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat level: Sensual

(50,000 words)

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The Demon Outlaw Series: Fantasy romance with a Western flair


The 3rd and final book in the Demon Outlaw series! 

The Demon Creed is a sexy, dangerous, and action-packed ride into a post-apocalyptic West. I didn’t just read this book, I devoured it. ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Erin Kellison


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What reviewers are saying:

“The world building is truly astounding and as the story progresses we see glimpses of what went before which made it for this reader very perturbing and quite believable . A disturbing alternate reality that has completely captured my imagination.” ~ Literal Addiction

“A complex dance that kept me up late finishing this excellent book. A great ending to a fabulous series.” ~ Tea and Book

“THE DEMON CREED was a brilliant ending to the Demon Outlaw trilogy. I absolutely loved the rich world building in this series.” ~ All Things Urban Fantasy 

What reviewers are saying about The Demon Outlaws series:

“BLACK WIDOW DEMON is a wonderfully beautiful romance set in a world that gives a slightly futuristic and paranormal touch to a wild west like world. I adored all of the secondary characters who all have some sort of compelling or tragic back story.” ~ All Things Urban Fantasy

Black Widow Demon is about more than two individuals finding each other, it’s about the choices we make in our lives. The choice to be good or evil? The choice to stand up for what you believe in. The choice to fight for what you love.” ~Tea and Book

“This book/series will have appeal for those who enjoy strong western, post-apocalyptic or action romance stories with plenty of action, danger, intrigue and passion to keep you flipping pages rapidly to the breathtaking endings.” ~ Delighted Reader

“Don’t let the cover fool you, this book isn’t your average paranormal romance. The Demon’s Daughter combines romance, fantasy and the eternal struggle of good vs. evil to create something unique to the genre.” ~ Kristin @ Blood, Sweat and Books

DEMON’S DAUGHTER will hold the reader glued to the pages as this magnificent, frightening world unfolds.” ~ Fresh Fiction

“The world building in THE DEMON’S DAUGHTER is fascinating with its intricate mix of demons, goddesses, and a gritty Wild West-like setting. Equally fascinating is the beautifully written yet tragic story of love and betrayal.” ~ All Things Urban Fantasy